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It’s no surprise that a pitcher from the AL East with a career 4.30 ERA and 1.41 WHIP doesn’t seem like a very good draft choice. But if you take a deeper look into the stats, you’ll find that Jason Hammel is a very intriguing sleeper option for next year.
Last year, he was coming off a season where he went 7-13 with a 4.76 ERA, 1.43 WHIP, and a pathetic 4.97 K/9; nobody wanted to draft Hammel last year. However, he proved to be a great sleeper pick and smashed his career bests in K/9 (8.62), ERA (3.43), and WHIP (1.24). Despite putting up his best season yet, owners are still hesitant to draft Hammel; a knee surgery limited him to 118 IP last year and just three starts after the All-Star break. However, the injury isn’t a problem anymore, so the only thing you should be concerned about with Hammel is if he can repeat his breakout season.
Hammel seemed like a completely different pitcher last year as he threw his pitches with more authority and also threw his two-seamer more than ev...
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Left-hander Joe Saunders remains a free agent, but the
veteran told Dan Connolly of The Baltimore Sun that he hopes to re-sign with
the Baltimore Orioles.
“I’m a pretty patient kind of guy. I’ve always been that
kind of guy, to really wait and see how it all plays out,” said Saunders, who
was 3-3 with a 3.63 ERA in seven regular season starts with the Orioles...
Orioles Fanfest autograph vouchers on sale
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Vouchers for autograph sessions at the Orioles' 2013 FanFest will go on sale this Saturday, January 5, at 10:00 a.m. The list of autograph session times and participants will be posted online for preview at www.orioles.com/fanfest by 9:00 p.m. this Friday, January 4. Orioles FanFest will be held on...
The Baltimore Orioles were baseball’s feel-good story in 2012, rising from obscurity and without expectations to become a wild card playoff winner over the Texas Rangers. Many credited manager Buck Showalter for the team’s change in attitude, and it looks like the Orioles are ready to reward him for the team’s success.
According to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman, Showalter — The...
Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter is close to getting a three-year contract extension, CBS Sports reported Friday night. The deal could be announced next week. It will keep him in Baltimore through 2016. Several Baltimore-area media outlets reported that Showalter met with Orioles owner Peter Angelos on Friday. The Orioles, under Showalter, finished 93-69 last year....
While the bullpen was an area of strength last season and
most all of their key contributors are set to return for the 2013 season,
Baltimore Orioles general manager Dan Duquette said he’s open to adding another
reliever this winter, reports Dan Connolly of The Baltimore Sun.
Last season, the bullpen was one of the Orioles' season-long
strengths, and while the club’s...
It looks like Dontrelle Willis may not be retired after all. The Chicago Cubs have signed the left-handed pitcher to a minor league contract. Willis has not pitched in the Majors since 2011, and he recently announced his retirement. However, it looks like that retirement was short-lived.
According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Cubs signed Willis to a minor league deal...
Infielder Omar Quintanilla is returning to the Mets on a minor league deal with a spring-training invite, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN NewYork.
The Mets traded Quintanilla to the Baltimore Orioles for cash last July 20 after a decent job as a backup middle infielder for the team.
The 31-year old hit a combined .243 with four homers and 16 RBIs in 169 at-bats for the Mets and...
As we all know, the Orioles had a wildly successful 2012, and there has been a continuous discussion as to if - or when - manager Buck Showalter would be signed to a contract extension.
Fans have been wondering if he would be in the organization long term, and now we may have an answer.
According to MASN's Roch Kubatko and CBS Sports' Paul Heyman, the Orioles...
Pitcher Dontrelle Willis announced his retirement last July, but he's had a change of heart and is going to give it another try with the Chicago Cubs. Willis has agreed to a minor-league contract with the Cubs, according to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman. The deal only includes an invitation to a minor-league camp, but he could get a shot with the Cubs if he pitches well. The...